Teaching Method and Portfolio
Lecturers are encouraged to employ various teaching methods and teaching venues are equipped to allow lecturers flexibility in the delivery of material. Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, practicum, seminars, industrial visits, guest lectures and case studies. Practical application of theory is offered through workshops, laboratories, field visits, in-class practical activities, OJT, and EPT.
Every course lecturer maintains a teaching portfolio, or course file, that contains the class schedule, goals, objectives and outcomes, delivery plan, attendance records, supplementary materials, and assessment records. The course outcomes coverage reports are submitted to the Head of Section.
ACT makes the necesseary effort to attain, sustain, and improve teaching quality. Lecturers, infrastructure, students, program delivery and assessment are the important factors for the delivery of quality teaching.
To maintain quality teaching, we have the following approach in place:
- Recruitment of competent lecturers with both academic and industrial experience following a standard which is consistent throughout the departments.
- Lecturers employ different types of teaching methods in order to develop cognitive, interpersonal and professional skills which will satisfy the demands of the labor market.
- Sharing best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.
- Emphasizing practical application of theory.
- Every lecturer is required to maintain a teaching portfolio (otherwise known as course file) for each course assigned.
- Lecturers allocate at least one hour per day to students and advisees for discussion.
- Student evaluation of teaching and HoS/HoD evaluation of teaching.
- The College has been taking steps to maintain a staff/student ratio of 1:20, uniformly in all the academic departments.